Tbilisi City Tour
Holy Trinity Cathedral, Freedom Square, Metekhi Church, Rike Park, Bridge of Peace, Tbilisi cable cars, Narikala Fortress, Old Tbilisi and etc.
Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia, is a city as full of peculiarities as it is cultural monuments. Modern clashes with historic and convention with innovation in beloved city landmarks as diverse as ornately decorated Sioni Cathedral, unadorned Metekhi Church, romantic Bridge of Lovers and quirky Leaning Clock Tower of Tbilisi. Piety is sensed at Holy Trinity Cathedral and Jumah Mosque, stateliness at Freedom Square and playfulness at Rike Park’s cable cars and Bridge of Peace. Together, they welcome you to unforgettable Tbilisi!
On the Tbilisi City Tour you’ll fly through the air in a cable car, dig into history in Old Tbilisi, relax near Legvtakhevi Waterfall and cross bridges that literally and figuratively span Tbilisi old and new. From the 4th century Narikala Fortress to the 19th century Freedom Square to the 21st century Bridge of Peace, Tbilisi City Tour will capture your imagination and deepen your appreciation of Georgia’s capital city.
Your guide and driver will pick you up from your hotel in Tbilisi to begin your city tour. Your private tour will include:
- Tour of Holy Trinity Cathedral (also known as Sameba Church), one of the largest houses of worship in the world and the central chapel of the Georgian Orthodox Church.
- Drive to Tbilisi’s modern quarter, passing the Parliament Building on Rustaveli Avenue before reaching Freedom Square, which impresses with a golden statue of St. George and 18th-19th century architecture.
- Continue to Metekhi Church (c. 13th century), a medieval structure on the brink of the Kura (Mtkvari) River and guarded by a statue of King Vakhtang Gorgasali, who allegedly wielded a 16-kilogram sword during his lifetime.
- Walk across the Bridge of Peace, which spans the Kura River into Rike Park. Built in 2010, the Bridge of Peace stretches for 155 meters and was designed by renowned architect Michele De Lucchi.
- From popular Rike Park, take a cable car up to Narikala Fortress (4th century), Georgia’s oldest citadel and the best spot for a panoramic view of the city and the botanical gardens. Nearby stands the 20-meter-high statue of Kartlis Deda, also known as the Mother of Georgia.
- Wander through Old Tbilisi, the city’s largest district. On the way pass Jumah Mosque, one of the few mosques in the world that holds services for both Shia and Sunni Muslims.
- Discover the quaint and picturesque Bridge of Lovers near the cooling waters of the 22-meter-high Legvtakhevi Waterfall.
- Continue through the historic Abanotubani District, passing by the famous Tbilisi Sulfur Baths which, at least in legend, are closely tied with the city’s founding.
- Exit Tbilisi’s Old Town and stroll along Jan Shardeni Street (Jean Chardin), an area filled with cozy coffee shops, wine tasting bars and souvenir stores.
- Enter Sioni Cathedral (c. 7th century) to admire its jaw-dropping interior of gold and turquoise frescoes.
- Take a photo near the cartoonish Leaning Clock Tower of Tbilisi, which marks the site of the city’s famous Reza Gabriadze Puppet Theater.
- Stand in awe of Anchiskhati Basilica Church (6th century), a Georgian Orthodox Cathedral and the oldest house of worship in Tbilisi.
Transfer to the hotel or continue exploring Old Tbilisi on your own. End of Tbilisi City Tour.
Tour duration: approximately 6 hours
Good to Know: If you’re transiting through Tbilisi and are short on time, you can still enjoy a layover city tour. Please contact us and we will arrange a Tbilisi City Tour and airport transfer for you.
- Private, local guide;
- Entrance fees to the sights as per itinerary, including the cable car ride;
- Transportation throughout the tour.
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